‘Super Cell’ Panic in Gaziantep and Kilis! Scary Landscapes from the Region

Heavy rain and hail were effective in Gaziantep and Kilis yesterday evening. While the cities with walnut-sized hail turned white, it was stated that there was a supercell storm in the region. Those moments were reflected on the cameras in this way. After the storm that negatively affected life, the citizen began to investigate what the super cell was. So what is a ‘supercell’? What will the weather be like in the region over the weekend?

After Adıyaman and Şanlıurfa, heavy rains were effective in Kilis and Gaziantep. Streets and streets in cities where heavy rain and hail were effective turned white. It was stated that there was a super cell storm in Kilis and Gaziantep, while the torrential rain accompanied by thunder and lightning caused the comments of “The sky was pierced”. On the other hand, the General Directorate of Meteorology issued yellow and orange warnings for 11 provinces today.


Heavy rain started in Kilis in the evening, accompanied by thunder. In the city, where the flashing lightning illuminated the night, the torrential rain turned into hail from time to time. While the roads turned white due to hail, vehicles had difficulty navigating. While some roads were flooded due to heavy rain, many vehicles remained on the road.


Chilling images of walnut-sized hail and torrential rain, which also caused many accidents, were recorded with mobile phone cameras. The downpour, accompanied by thunder and lightning, caused the comments of “The sky was pierced” to those who saw it.


Heavy rain started in Gaziantep and its districts, accompanied by lightning and thunder that illuminate the night at night. The downpour, which poured out of the glass, gave way to hail from time to time. The city turned white due to the walnut-sized hail. While many vehicles broke down due to hail and showers, traffic accidents also occurred on slippery roads.

The pedestrians, who were caught unprepared, escaped from the hail under the eaves and could not avoid getting wet in the rain. While it was learned that many vehicles in cruise and parked positions were damaged due to the hail, some tried to protect their vehicles from damage by covering them with tarpaulin.


The General Directorate of Meteorology issued an orange warning for Kahramanmaras, Adiyaman, Sanliurfa and Gaziantep, and yellow for Malatya, Elazig, Diyarbakir, Adana, Osmaniye, Hatay and Kilis.

of precipitation; It is strong in the Eastern Mediterranean, the western parts of Southeastern Anatolia and the Anatolian side of Istanbul, around Yalova, Kocaeli, Sakarya, Malatya, Elazığ, Tunceli and Mardin, and very strong in the surroundings of Adıyaman and Şanlıurfa, the eastern districts of Kahramanmaraş and the southern districts of Malatya. It is expected to be severe in places.


In the upper atmosphere, extreme thermodynamic instability occurs due to the severity of the wind direction change. Because of this situation, the phenomenon called supercell or supercell occurs in regions where vertical winds are high. It is caused by the combination of high humidity, intense instability and trigger. This trigger could be a front or mountain forcing the air mass up. The temperature of the air in contact with the earth, the warming of a polar air mass as it moves towards low latitudes is among the conditions that can cause this.

Ece Nagihan

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